General Motors said last week that it will recall 112,000 2016 through 2018 model year Chevrolet Cruze compact cars over a concern that their fuel tanks could leak in the event of a major rear impact.
The recall covers a specific Cruze configuration: the Cruze LS with a tire inflator kit rather than a spare tire. In GM's internal testing, the automaker found that in a crash-test that involved a rear impact followed by a rollover, the Cruze LS could leak fuel from its gas tank. GM found that the leak occurred when the vehicle's vapor pressure sensor came into contact with the buckled rear floor panel after the wreck. The fix will be completed at no charge to customers. The automaker hasn't said when it will begin sending notices to owners of affected vehicles.
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